I love pretty much everything about book clubs. The socializing. The food. The excuse to have to buy a new book. But there's one thing that sometimes puts a kink in my book-club-love hose . . . the pressure to have to finish the book by the next meeting. Am I right or am I right? Well, have I come across a brilliant idea to short circuit that stress.
This is the book club that's about as low key as you can imagine. It started out with a few buddies who got together to read in silence at a neighborhood bar and just kind of grew from there. No homework. No racking your brain to come up with something pithy to say. Just toss your book in a bag and go read with your friends. Brilliant, eh?
The original club was founded by Guinevere de la Mare, Laura Gluhanich, and Kristen Appenbrink in 2012. They encourage the formation of new groups all around the world, and it is spreading. Currently there are chapters in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Jacksonville and Vancouver, with new chapters about to begin in Seattle, San Diego, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Berlin and Amsterdam.
Intrigued? Maybe like to start a chapter of your own? Contact the Silent Book Club HERE and they'll send you all the info you need to get going.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me
two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the
latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and
Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti
phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?